Unit Category: Thoughtful Lives

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Unit for Thoughtful Lives Course

Unit 6: Double-Wording: Paul and Me – Sample

Thoughtful Lives | Module 3 | Unit 6 (Sample) Unit Description: This unit brings together all the major freewriting work from Module 2: Exploring (My) Desire and the material from this current module (Module 3) and does so in an analogical fashion, so as to wed affect and cognition in a growing understanding of the foundations of Paul’s (embedded) theology. Achievement-Based Objective: By the end of this unit you will have … Explained “The Diagram” of Pauline Theology it to someone and responded to their questions Mind-Mapped your own narrative (from Module 2) Practiced the intellectual skill of “double-wording,” using […]

Unit 5: Repentance & Forgiveness – Sample

Thoughtful Lives | Module 3 | Unit 5 (Sample) Unit Description: A third definition of Righteousness, connected with the previous two definitions, and a summary of Paul’s 1st-century Jewish formation in relation to the Hebrew Scriptures Achievement-Based Objective: By the end of this unit you will have … Explored your own pre-knowledge and personal experience of Repentance and Forgiveness Observed the usage of key terms (“repent” and “forgive”) and cognate concepts (“sackcloth” and “merciful”) in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Apocrypha and noted curiosities and consistencies in their usage Watched a short video on “The Process of Justification in Jewish […]

Unit 4: Law – Sample

Thoughtful Lives | Module 3 | Unit 4 (Sample) Unit Description: An introduction to the positive view of the Law (Torah) in the Hebrew Scriptures and in Jewish life Achievement-Based Objective: By the end of this unit you will have … Explored your own relationship to the Law and Obedience Meditated on Psalm 119 and encountered the Gift of the Law Recalled the ancestral stories and covenants of Israel, and your own life Reflected on the Jewish concepts of Mitzvot and Tikkun Olam Meditated on Tikkun Olam Diagrammed the relation of Law to Shalom and Righteousness Est. Time to Complete: 3:35 Print this […]

Unit 3: Righteousness – Sample

Thoughtful Lives | Module 3 | Unit 3 (Sample) Unit Description: An introduction to the view of Righteousness in the Hebrew Scriptures and Jewish life through exploring two interrelated definitions of the word “Righteous” Achievement-Based Objective: By the end of this unit you will have … Watched an informative video on “Righteousness” Discovered other examples of the relationship between Righteousness and Shalom, of Righteousness as an activity Watched the beginning of a “Diagram of Pauline Theology” in a Chalkboard Chat Looked through your own life for moments evocative of “Shalom-iness” and described them in a strong paragraph that can be […]

Unit 2: Shalom – Sample

Thoughtful Lives | Module 3 | Unit 2 (Sample) Unit Description: An introduction to the foundation of Paul’s Jewish theology: Shalom as God’s Desire Achievement-Based Objective: By the end of this unit you will have … Watched and listened to a video exploring the Jewish notion of Shalom Reviewed and responded to elements from the video on Shalom Meditated on Psalm 85 Explored a metaphor for Shalom by creating a piece of art Responded to a poem about God, written by Hafez. Est. Time to Complete: 1:40 Print this Page Materials Available for This Unit Your Course Journal PDF of […]

Unit 1: Reading Backwards, Reading Double, Reading Paul – Sample

Thoughtful Lives | Module 3 | Unit 1 (Sample) Unit Description: This unit introduces Module Three which offers an introduction to the Jewish backgrounds of Paul’s thinking: Shalom, Righteousness, Law, and Repentance & Forgiveness. The Module also shows how these terms connect to form a socio-theological core that provided Paul’s initial theological foundation and provides an experience of “reading backward” and “reading double” in Paul’s letters. This first unit prepares the learner to study the succeeding five units. Achievement-Based Objective: By the end of this unit you will have … Explored your own embedded theological terminology Read Paul’s Letter to […]

Unit 6: “You Are Accepted”

Thoughtful Lives | Module 1 | Unit 6 Unit Description:  A reading of a sermon by the theologian, Paul Tillich, and an opportunity to reflect on elements in the sermon. Achievement-Based Objectives: By the end of this unit you will have … Listened to a sermon drawn from Paul’s Theology, preached by a major American theologian Reflected on your own life and thought through focused freewrites a quote from the sermon Est. Time to Complete: 1 hour Print this Page Materials Available for This Unit: Your Course Journal PDF of All Learning Tasks Checklist for Learning Tasks Readings and Bibliographies Paul […]